Canden Schools is Raizcorp’s entrepreneurial education initiative. South Africa has one of the lowest rates of entrepreneurship in the developing world, and Raizcorp believes a new approach is needed to help change this.
For this reason, Raizcorp decided to intervene earlier in the lifecycle of entrepreneurs by becoming involved in the education sector. We want to help our youth to develop the outlook, mind-set and attitude they need to become future leaders, innovators and millionaires. In an innovative move, we acquired a private school in 2015 and have enhanced the academic curriculum to include entrepreneurship. This learning model fosters proactive and creative thinking, and helps to equip school leavers with the skills they need to succeed in today’s fast-paced world.
Against the backdrop of rising unemployment among school leavers and even university graduates, Radley believes that meaningful and relevant education is about far more than curriculum content and passing grades. Our dedicated and experienced teachers are trained in the use of methodologies that foster independent and creative thinking, resourcefulness and a love of learning, because these are the skills that will best serve our youth as they progress through school, university and the world of work – whether as corporate employees, professionals or business owners.
Our holistic approach to education is not just about balancing work and play … It is also about creating a sense of community through collaboration and communication with parents and the surrounding community. Our foremost priority is the welfare and progress of every learner, and we strongly encourage parents to become involved in school activities and to support their children both academically and emotionally.
In our search for great schools which are not mainstream, we came across THE CARE CENTRE. After seeing the incredible work that Rozanna Riback and her team were doing we approached her to see if we could invest in her school with a view of expanding its reach to other geographies across the country.
THE CARE CENTRE has a unique approach to working with kids with Autism, that must be spread to other parts of the country. It is our privilege to be part of that journey.